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>> supervisor breed: thank you to all the veterans that are here today and in honor of the three chinese-american veterans that we have who have served our country with pride and distinction, we appreciate your service and we're grateful to have you here in the chambers today. with that, we are done with our commendations. and we can go to the items that i know you are very anxious to
hear about. please call the items for adoption without reference to committee. >> clerk: an item may be severed and considered separately. >> supervisor breed: supervisor stefani? >> supervisor stefani: would i like to sever item 14. >> supervisor tang: sever 15. >> supervisor yee: sever 17. >> supervisor breed: on the remaining items, can we take them same house, same call? without objection, adopted unanimously. madam clerk, please call item 14. >> clerk: resolution to declare support for senate bill 1186, stop secret surveillance act, authored by senator gerry hill, requiring law enforcement agencies to hold public hearings. >> supervisor breed: supervisor
stefani? >> supervisor stefani: thank you, colleagues. i am voting no on this measure, though i understand and support the intent behind the bill and, of course, the resolution. our special investigations unit in our police department is a plainclothes unit that arrests high-profile suspects. and i do fear publishing their name poses an officer safety issue. i also worry that publishing the technologies that we have allows suspects to avoid suspects getting apprehended. s.b. 1186 is to prevent law enforcement from storing and disseminating in a way to violate people's rights of privacy. i cannot support this bill at this time. i just looked at the senate analysis that was done at the state level and i didn't realize that both the california strict attorneys association and california public
defender's association are in opposition and that opposition was verified on may 25. so as a former prosecutor, when i see pub defenders and d.a.s agreeing on things, it makes me nervous as well. unfortunately, i will not be able to support this resolution at this time thank you. >> supervisor breed: supervisor peskin. >> supervisor peskin: thank you. senate bill 1186 actually evolved from existing laws passed over the last couple of years in oakland and santa clara, which municipalities have required law enforcement agencies to adopt surveillance policies prior to the use of the technology, containing the following categories -- the purpose of the technology, types of information collected by the surveillance technology. the categories of individuals that can access or use that information, what safeguards exist to protect information
from unauthorized access. the time period for which the data is retained. if and how members of the public can access information, how third party law enforcement agencies, state or federal, and how law enforcement personnel are trained and what mechanisms exist for the use of surveillance technology. this is about having elected decision makers oversee the technologies. state bill 1186 is how our residents and civil liberties and privacy are protected. yesterday we received a letter from the san francisco police officers association that expressed concern that it would force the disclosure of
identities of undercover officers paired with technologies and the hyperbolic threat of officersaulte or killed by suspects. itould not. myff has spoken with senator hill's staff and confirmed it's not the author's intent to allow public disclosure of individual names, personnel, who have access to potentially sensitive information. it's also not how the policy is implemented in oakland or santa clara, where they makere that that remains confidential. the p.o.a. says it would "destroy the usefulness of technologies finding suspects, arguing that holding hearings on surveillance technologies, defeats the purpose of the technology in the first place." on this, i fundamentally disagree with the notion that
thmass surveillance of the on public. it too often can result in the targeting or harassment of minority communities and people of other marginalized communities that are not engaged in any unlawful beh r.a feeeks back, i introduced a charter amendment, and thank you the five co-sponsors, that advanced the government's role and how informatio can collected and used and to opine on how data about them can be collected and going forward. we have a duty to protect members of the public and that prevents the intrusion into their private lives. tha spirit, ihop stateat bill u can joi me in 1186. i do want to share with you that these policies, we looked at
santa clara's policies, they're three pages long. they're common sense policies. t puts these tecologies emon them in the hands of individuals that are accountable to the electorate. it makes toregstransparent and increases peopls respect for and confidence in law enforcement and i ask respectfully for your support. >> supervisor breed: thank you. seeing no other names on the seall the roll.lerk the item [roll call]
>> clerk: there are 10 ayes and 1 no with supervisor stefani in the dissent. >> supervisor breed: resolution is adopted. please call 16. >> clerk: resolution to denounce president trump and department health and human sices for proposing to prohibit title 10 for federally funded clinics that provide abortion or abortion-related services to nfirco san francisco's commitment to receive access to critical women's health services. >> supervisor tang: i want to thank my female colleagues and i know supervisor e co-sponsor and supervisor safai in joining us today and denouncing the federal government's proposed rule changes to federal funding that helps with family planning today we're joined by planned parenthood and many other city departments and staff and people who support a woman's right to choose. and we did this because on june
2, u.s. department of health and human services proposed a rule change that would prohibit title 10 family planning program funding for agencies that provide abortions or abortion-related services. i think that ipeak for all of the members of the board that we all believe in a woman's right to choose a t access informhat t can help them make a safe choice appropriate for them personal situation. so we really need everyone to weigh in by july 31 of this year, which is when the comment period ends. we'll like everyone to visit the website. [please stand by]
>> supervisors? >> supervisor yee: thank you very much. you have heard a lot of the story today. t i will keep as i mentioned, and there were 13,000 ese-americans that served in all the branches of the military during world war ii. and one of the things that most people didn't know, is 40% of them weream icansat were not native bor and not able to fully naturalize until after the war because of the sll in effect during that time time. the bills that i amalking about our hr 2358 introduced by ed brice and cosponsored by our
own representative, jackie spear. ind the senatel 1050 was roduced by senator tommy duckworth last may. it has been sitting in their committee, respective committees, and we really want to urge them to move this on enefite so many of our b are disappearing from -- veterans are disappearing from world war ii and the three that came today earlier are all in their nineties and i am fortunate they were able to come. again, this is to urge congress to actually honor our veterans, our chinese-americans with congressional gold medal. so i want to thank congresswoman jackie. >> supervisor fewer: for not only sending her staff to press conference but sending our letter. she said that we have been in
contact with her office. if it doesn't move forward this year, it will take this legislation and be the primary sponsor next time. hopefully there will be a next time. i want to thank my colleagues who on the board for cosponsoring. i hope i have yr support. >> thank you. supervisor peskin? >> supervisor peskin: thank yo mam president. i would be honoured to be listed as a cosponsor, and second, my neighbor -- neighbors asked that i invoked the name of eddie fung who was her neighbor for over 30 years when she lived on lombard street befor she got evicted. and he was known by another name -- neighbor of hers from waverly place in chinatown as the only
kid in school who wore red cowboy boots and continue to be a beloved character in the neighborhood. he is feured in a documentary that captures the experience of world war ii veterans called "the wa and now." which our own chronicle reporter had this to say about in 2,007. he was born and raised in san francisco's chinatown was captured by the japanese and worked as a slave labourer on the burma and thailand death railway. the experience taught him what it was to be a man and what it was to be proud to be chinese. he had the distinction of being the only chinese american soldier to be captured by the japanese during the -- during world war ii. he was put to work on that railroad project where over 12,000 pows and 70,000 agent -- asian lives were lost. he lived to tell how his background helped them enjoy it
42 months of atiohuli and cruelty and how his experience as a sole chinese-american member of the most decorated techs and unitive any shaped his later life. thank you teresa for teach me and allowing me to teach yone about his life and involvement as a proud chinese-american soldier in world war ii. >> thank you supervisor peskin. supervisor kim? >> supervisor kim: thank you. i want to acknowledge supervisor yee for his leadership. last year i had the honor of ipatparticg and graduating our filipino world war ii veterans when they received their congressional gold medal. it was touching and moving to see our senior veterans finally honoured for their valour and heroism after decades o their heroism being denied by our history books.
i just want to thank the supervisors for bringing in one of the final steps of this recognition, which is acknowledging our chinese-american world war ii veterans. i did not know, until this resolution came before us that chinese-americans have fought in every americanwar since the civil war. these are the parts of our history that we often don't get to learn about. and yet, these chinese and chinese americans fought in a war for a country that denied them citizenship, that denied their ability to immigrate the rest of their family to this country despite the work that they had done. they were denied the ability to own the land in the state of california. they were denied so many different rites and values and principles that we take for granted today. on this board,pite ing an asian-american, i have learned so much about the contributions of chinese and asian americans to the history of our city and our country.
and even just over the last few months, supervisor norman he has brought to life some of the shameful aspects of the san francisco history. whether it is around the renaming of a playground or the renaming of james phelan way, it is incredibly important for us to acknowledge not just the communities that are here, but the long-term contributions that i'll -- all of our communities have made, antiracism, hatred and terror that they endured under this city's leadership. the past three resolutions that supervisor norman yee, has been an incredibly important step forward in educating our community, and also remembering our history. which it is so important to do. not taking for granted how far we have been togeth i'm happy to support this and happy to be a sponsor and i strongly urged the u.s. congress to move this judiciously and
pass the bill to grant the congressional gold medal to these veterans. thank you. >> supervisor breed: thank you supervisor kim. supervisor ronan? bhi too would be honoured to be a cosponsor. i want to thank supervisor yee for bringing this forward and educating ushisbo incredibly important history of our country, and also if you could send a personal thankou to your father on my behalf, i would be very grateful. thank you. >> supervisor breed: thank you. supervisor safai we. >> supervisor safai: i know this is very emotional for you and i appreciate your leadership on this and honoring people o have given their service and their time. my grandfather was a world war ii veteran and he was so
important in my rearing and an important part of my life. it's really important that everyone that was involved in contributing toe greatness of this country, and the sacrifices that they made art honored. >> supervisor breed: thank you. >> supervisor sheehy: i would lik to be added as sponsor as well. >> supervisor breed: thank you. supervisor stefani. >> supervisor stefani: i would also like to be added as a cosponso >> supervisor breed: thank you for your leadership, and thank you for honouring those amazing veterans who are here in the chamber today. my grandfather served in the army as well, and i am just grateful for the service of many
of the folks in our military, and they should all be recognized and not forgotten. we truly appreciate your tribute here today and add to me as a cosponsor as well. with that, i see no other names on the roster. colleagues, can we take this item, same house, same form? without objection, the resolution is adopted anonymously. -- unanimously. >> today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the following individuals. on behalf of supervisor peskin for the late mr lau. on behalf of supervisor fewer, missed washboard. >> supervisor breed: madam clerk, is there any further business before us today? >> that concludes our business for today. >> supervisor breed: congratulations to the warriors and although we couldn't be there at the parade, we are
zbls hi. good morning and welcome to. >> i am joined today by supervisor aaron peskin who's the vice chair. i'd o a tnowledge our committee clerk, john carol and also the staff at sfgov tv for ensuring that our meetings are available to the publ on-line. president breed is not going to be able to attend today's meeting, and so we will tak a motion to excuse. president breed, we have a motion and a second. we can take that without opposition. [ gavel ]. erviupr kim: mr. clerk, do we have any announcements?
[agenda item read] >> supervisor kim: thank you so much, mr. clerk, can you please call agenda items 1 through 4 together. [agenda items re] >> supervisor kim: thank you so much, mr. clerk,nd iee s mr. brian hsu who will be presenting on each of these items. >> good morning, brian chiu with the mayor's office of
housing and community development. i come here with our annual request to allow us to accept andxpand our hud allocations in these four different funding streams. as you see attached in your packet, we are moving into the fourth year of our five-year funding cycle. we are tha we wilbe able to maintain all of our grantees at the same level to which they were previously entitled this year. as you may recall, even though the president chose to zero out the community development block programs, congress saw fit not only to renew that programut actually to increase it a little bit more, which means that for us, we have a little more money to provide for our affordable housing and a little bit more money to rehab our community facilities. in the black grant program, we also received a little more money for our home funding. that's the dollars that allow us to build new construction
for our affordable housing. our emergency solutions grants program was renewed at about the sameamount, and our hopwa program, housing for persons with aids also compensated slightly, which accounts for the slight decrease that we will be receiving that hud imposed on that program. we don't really have any significant program attic froge last year because we're moving into the fourth year of our funiving cycle. we ask that you allow us to accept these funds and expend it in the way attached. i'm available for any questions that you might have on any aspect of that program. >> supervisor kim: no questions at this time, so at this time i'm going to open it up for public comment on items one through four. seeing no public comment, public comment is now closed [ gavel ] wendy paskin-jordan madam chair, i move that we send items 1 through 4 to the
full board with a positive recommendation. >> supervisor kim: thank you. and we can do that without opposition. [ gavel ]. >> supervisor kim: mr. clerk. can you please call item number 5. [agenda item read] >> supervisor kim: and maria benjamin is already up at the podium, director of bmr and home ownership. i also want to acknowledge that cice yen, as well as deputy city attorney sam ray are also here to ask any campbell.
severin campbell is also here to makements after. >> good morning, chair kim and supervisor peskin. puem 5 would allow ocb hase a condominium that is scheduled for foreclosure sale. it is located at 860 mission street, and the building is called soma grand. the original owner purchase it had in 2008 through the bmr program. head a first mortgage and since 2015, mocd, the planning department and the city attorney's office has been in contact with the owner several times to try to bring him in compliance with the program. he owes the h.o.a. over $35,000
in unpaid h.o.a. dues. in 2017, the owner defaulted on his first mortgage, and the edender, which is selinein actio f the property. mocd is requesting from the board to take the most expeditious course of action which is to bid on the unit at the auction for up to $300,000 which is below the allowable maximum sales price, according to the rules. if we are successful, we would transfer the ownership to an income eligible household. if we are out bid at auction, the unit will still have affordable housing restrictions, but it is a costly and lengthy process to work with an investor who purchases it to bring it back
into compliance. so we're asking you to forward the legislation to the board of supervisors with a recommendation so that we c take the quickest and most efficient route to bring the property back. and as you said, chair kim, my colleagues are here to answer any other questions. >> supervisor kim: so miss benjamin, i know this came up, i think two years ago, when i held a hearing on below market rate, and it was said that at least i had heard for the first time that we hadost at least one or two home ownership units to market foreclosure to the banks. just to help me jog my memory. what is the protocol when we know one of these units is at risk of foreclosure. it just seems plainly wrong
that a bank would get to own one of these units when it was part of a contractual agreement with the city that middle class owners could purchase homes in san francisco. i'meally glad in this case we have caught the unit before it goes to sale. ourse it seems wrong that we bid on this. you know, what is the protocol currently, and what can we do to amend this to strengthen our ability to procure these units back? >> the current protocol is we monitor the units, all of our units, and when the first notice of default is -- it's usually like three months before their lender has or h.o.a. has the right to actually foreclose or go to sale. we contact the homeowner, and we reach out to them. a lot of times, they don't understand that they actually do have equity in the property, they'o they --d of -- if they're in a financial
problem, they are just, like, if they're giving up, we let them know what the value of their property is and then that leads to the sale of their home, rather than letting it just go. >> so -- sorry. in that instance, we would purchase the unit back from them? >> i just want to understand the universe or the scope of this issue. i think it's pretty incredible that we have a pretty sizeable
bmr home ownership program today and very few of the owners default. so that i think isetty extraordinary, well i'd love to get a sense of -- how many b.m.r. units are there? what b.m.r. home ownerships are there, and how many fall under this category where we have to actually work through the bank? >> currently, we have 12 units in this category. they're at different phases of the foreclosure sale. like ma i can't just mentioned, the first phase is called notice of default. in that phase, we usually reach out to the owner and refer them to mocd sf and for the agency to provide education for the homeowners. the housing counselor will do
financial analysis for the household to see if they c initially keep up the payment of the property. of course there are all kinds of programs help out with the homeowners. mocd, internally we have the program called mortgage assistance loan programch is specifically designed to help homer w are in default ofortgage payment or at risk of foreclosure. so it depends on the household situation. there are different options available fort household? i would say on a more quarterly basis, we were able to help between three to five households to bring them back current or help them with different mortgage options. the reason why we have 12 units on this category because we are still actively working with them. they are still also working with their first mortgage lender to do ownership modification. >> how many units have we lot
to foreclosure. >> for the inclusionary program because our restriction survives the foreclosure, so we actually -- just in the last two years, we only have one unit that was actually sold under foreclosure, but now we're working on it, and the new owner understands the work withhe city to sell the unit to the next qualified buyer. >> supervisor kim: okay. okay. >> supervisor peskin: my recoctionas we had two -- >> supervisor kim: yeah. >> those two units wnot inclionary units. they were former redevelopment agency properties, where we don't have the -- the restrictions do not survive foreclosure. >> supervisor peskin: right. and once those were foreclosed on, they became market rate units forever. >> the inclusionary rate unit, we're talking about, which
survives the foreclosure. the inclusionary units, we lost that. that's part of -- the affordable restriction does not survive the foreclosure. >> supervisor peskin: and those are the ones we want to stop. >> those are thenes -- since that time, we have not had any. >> supervisor kim: how my units are like this? this is the mission walk. so how many units are like the mission walk? >> our portfolio right now, we have 700 units under sfra, which either the restriction does not survive foreclosure. the units, we have about 1300 >>vis kim: 1300 unit total? >>0 130 total, but for the sfra, we have 1300 total. in addition to the two programs, we also have the
conversion below market rate program, which is the oldest b.m.r. rate program, which was suspended in 1988, and for that program, we have about 900 units there. >> supervisor kim: but of what we consider the traditional below market rate units, there's about 2,000 below market rate home ownership. >> 1300. >> 1300. >> supervisor kim: and of the 1300, there are 1200 in various stages of foreclosure shall we are working with. >> that's correct. >> supervisor kim: and do we require notice to mohcdorll of these units? >> correct. r all the units, we have a copy of request of noticor
default. so that will automatically notify the lender whenever there is a default, but for the counter conversion b.m.r. unit thi mentioned, those were on the very old program. time we did not have the process to have that documenting ready, but mohcd, we have a system, and that system actually sends daily e-mail updates for all our portfolios, so whenever there is anything happen to our unit, we get notification. >> supervisor kim: okay. yeah. thank you very much. i do have to say that 12 out of 1300 units is pretty extraordinary, and at some point, i'd like to have an understanding of what we do to ensure people remain successful in their home ownership. but it is for this item before us. >> thank you.
>> supervisor kim: thank you, miss yen, and thank you, miss benjamin. why don't we open it up for public comment on item. seeing no public comment, public comment is now closed. [ gavel ]. >> supervisor peskin: madam chair, i would move item 5 to the full board with recommendation. >> supervisor kim: great. so we can adopt item 5 without objection, and we can do that jeithou. [ ga l ]. >> superr kim: cl can you please call item number 6. [agenda item read] >> supervisor kim: thank you.
rachel alonso, the trtati financial analyst from the department of public works who's here to present on this item. >> good morning. the proposal allows us to accept a total expend of $926,426 in t.d.a.te gra funds. this is an annual funding source, and the expenditures are similar in nature previous years' resolutions. the transportation development act of 1971 earmarked one quarter percent of the general state sales t for funding. m.t.c. allocates funds annually to the nine bay area counties in accordness with the sales tax collected in each county. public works and the m.t.a. are
submitting a joint resolution. improvements could include but are not limited to striping and signing changes, bulb outs, safe hit posts, and bicycle turn lanes. public works proposes to use $232,000 to repair public sidewalks, curbs, gutters and angular returns at various locations citywide. the remaining $232,000 will be used for planning and design of curb ramps at various sites throughout the city. locations will be selected from a list developed by p c works and the mayor's office of disability. curb ramps designed with this grant will be constructed in fiscal year 18-19 with funds from prop k. the m.t.c. does not require local matching funds, and i am joined today by m.t.a. and public works staff. we'd be happy to answer any questiay t have. >> supervisor kim: thank you very much. seeing no questions or comments from committee, at this time we
are going to open it up for public comment for item number 6. seeing no comment, public comment is now closed [ gavel ]. >> supervisor peskin: and madam chair, i would make a motion to send this to the full board with a positive recommendation. >> supervisor kim: thank you, and thank you, miss alonso, for presenting. we will move this forward without objection. [ gavel ]. >> supervisor kim: mr. clerk, please read the next item. [agenda item read] >> supervisor kim: thank you so much. and we have kerrie huang, long-term director of ageing and adult services to present on this item. >> good morning, chair kim and
supervisor peskin. we are requesting authorization to enter into contract with brilliant corners for rental subsidy to facilitate independent living for eligible residents within the city and county of san francisco. services include rental unit identification and acquisition, rental subsidy allocation, unit habitability, tenant well-being inspections, and the modification of housing. just to give a brief background in 2006, the community living fund was established uer section 10.100-12 of the san francisco administrative code to fund ageing in place and community placement alternatives for individuals who might otherwise require care in an institution.
perthe c requirements, daas provides the board of supervisors two documents: the community living fund six months report twice a year detailing the level of ser and costs incurred, and second the annual plan once a year. the goal of the community living fund is to assisthose who are at imminent risk for and to prevent institutionization whenever possible. this includes transitioning individuals from skilled nursing facilities like laguna honda hospital which has a dual purpose of allowing peopl to live independently while ing beds up for those who need it. this concludes our report. >> supervisor kim: thank you. and john, thank you also for being here today. i just had a quick question. th is a very low dollar amount, which is great. it's not that i want us to spend more,u'm just
curious, what can you do with $16,000? >> it's 16 million. >> supervisor kim: oh, i'm so sorry. clearly, i just came back to work. this is a large dlaramount, then. could you explain -- it's closer to7 1 million, thank visou,peskin. could you explain what this contract costs cover, andm h blilliant cos andirwork, but what services would be provided under this contract? >> sure. everything from the point for the preparation for moving into the individual up till the time that they leave. so it does a lot of -- they do a lot of work in terms of unit identification and finding appropriate market rate community settings in fair market housing, and i's looking also at accommodations that a person might need. for example, someone might need
a roll in shower or an elevator because they need wheelchair access. they do things in -- in preparation for the move, including looking at floors and if there needs to be a rug or not be a rug. if someone has a wheelchair, maybe they need a harder floor. they'll do things like grab bars, and they manage all the logistics of what one might need prior to move in. once someone has moved in, they'll do regular checks more intensively in the beginning to make sure that person is settled in. this might include, you know, making arrangements with the landlord if something is not working properly. they serve as a liaison between management and the client. thereafter, once things are stable, they'll meet with them every month to do what's called housing retention visits. this requires an individual going out and meeting with the client one-on-one and just kind of doing the -- you know, everything from the -- the
habitability of the unit to repairs to any landlord tenant issues. if they need social services, they'll make the recommendation. if someone is ready for termination, they will make those arrangements, as well, and help ease the facility transition. >> supervisor kim: and how many clients will this serve? >> this contract has a capacity to serve probably up to 120, that amount. of course it's a moving target with rent rates going up. this contract currently serves 102 participants. we had a -- we transitioned a couple of new people out, and then there was about nine people that transitioned in this year. that number is always moving and we're always trying to maintain a pipeline as much as possible so people can be housed. >> so brilliant corners acts as an advocate between a landlord and a tenant, and why is that
approximately $140,000 perindividual. it's a 17 million contract, and it serves, you said,oughly 120. >> yeah. i'm the director of contracts for the human services agency. the bulk of the contract is the rents itself. >> supervisor kim: oh, i'm sorry, so thisncludes the nt. >> yeah. >> supervisor kim: what portion of that is the rents versus the services? >> 16% of it -- i did the math right before. it's about 16% is just administration costs, and the other three -- it's in the budget. the other 80-something percent is all rent. >> supervisor kim: the other -- i'm sorry? >> so for an approximate cost of about 3 million a year, 2.4 is rent subsidies. >> supervisor kim: 2.4 of the 17. >> it's about 3 million a year,
so 2.4 is administration. the way we setup our contracts is we have a set base amount, and then we have a contingency. >> supervisor kim: i understand. i understand. thank you so much for that clarification. just one other question. this is actually separate from this particular contract. several residents in my district are recipients of section 8 and work with brilliant corners and are having so much difficulty finding a landlord that is willing to accept section 8 even as a section 8 holder. so as a policy matter, what can we do to support our tenants who are even -- you know, that are lucky enough to even get section 8, a rentsubsidy and get them into housing. it's been incredibly painful to see in particular some of our s.r.o. tenants who won section
8, lose section 8 because it expires. >> it's a very challenging question, but the focus of communitiving fund and brilliant corners primarily are keeping people out of institutions, so these are nodivis that if they were assisted, they would be sitting in laguna honda or a skilled nursing facility where it would be thousands of double a month. i think it's double than community living. so the people that have access to these pipeline of units are folks that would otherwise require institutional care. it's a different population. these are folks that maybe need help with their activities of daily living. >> supervisor kim: so do you ha a 100% housing rate with this cohort? >> yes. >> supervisor kim: so my question is separate and apart from this contract.
because this contract with brilliant corners is before us, i'min w can do to help these tenants find housing when they get a section 8 voucher and they're working with brilliant corners to obtain it, to obtain the housing. >> so thisqution's outside the scope of contract. >> i think this is a new contract to us that had been previously held by the department of public health, and we're taking it on. i don't think we're tully aware of wtrillit corners has. >> supervisor kim: got it. thank you very much. all right. so seeing no further questions from committee members -- actually, is jennifer malvo here from brilliant corners? could you come up, please? hi. thank you. thank you for being here today. >> of course. >> supervisor kim: i was hope that you could answer my question. so completely separate from the
contract itself, given the your organization, are some of thellenge and ideas that brilliant coers has to help some of our tenants who have won section 8 but are not getting housing on our rental market here in san francisco, and what are some things that even legislatively or from an advocacy standpoint can the board of supervisors or city do to help these tenants because i have several residents in the tenderloin who have been fortunate enough to land section 8, and then languish because they're never able to find housing on the market, and then, their section 8 expires. incredibly frustrating. >> i don't work on that particular program for brilliant corners. i do know what it is, a can speak to what some of the challenges are. a lot of the challenges are poor credit scores. a lot of the landlords don't want to work with individuals that don't work or don't have
high incomes. those are theain challenges that we see at brilliant corners. we're ing inrnally some of that stuff, but it's a bigger issue. it's not something that we can resolve, like, today or tomorrow, but those are the issues, like, lanords are discriminatory. in our case, in our program, we advocate for the client, so we speak directly with landlords and we build that relationship. unfortunately, i can't speak to the other program that brilliant corners has, but those are definitely some of the challenges that we have as an agency workingirectly with landlords. >> supervisor kim: okay. thank you. i'm sorry to put you on the spot, but i just thought that you were here or brilliant corners is here, and this is something that has been dogging our office because tenants win section 8, and thench them languish because they're not able to get section 8 housing. i'm just wondering if there are
ways that we can support these tenants legislatively. >> i cant you in touch with the director of that program, and she can give you more information. >> supervisor kim: okay. uthan. t time we're going to open this up to public comment on ice number 7. seeing none, public comment is now closed. dy paskin-jordan madam chair, i move that we send this item to the full board with a positive recommendation. >> supervisor kim: thank you very much. we can do that without objection. [ gavel ]. >> supervisor kim: mr. clerk, will you read the next item, please. [agenda item read]
>> supervisor kim: thank you, and we have mickey callahan, director of human resources, presenting on this item. >> thank you very much, madam chair, supervisor peskin. i'll be bef but certainly i'm here to answer any questions. i'm here with community relations director carol isen, as well. we're here with a numer o contracts, particularly the fire mou's. there are many changes. our highlights covers most of them, but there are a lot of updates, but parties came with a lot tot table. as a result we did end up in
arbitration. there were a lot of work that people wanted to do, and the results of these arbitrations are the agreements before you with respect to police and fire. additionally, we have a number of mou changes which reflect the agreements that we made with our unions to correspond to ab 119, new employee orientation, and some other minor changes really on the order of howusekeeping to deal with organizational issues and other contracts. i'm very happy to answer questions. proce that's thet wayo t >> supervisor kim: okay. thank you so much, director callahan. there are actually no questions at this time on thesems. >> supervisor peskin: let me just say for the record, we've discussed this plenty in closed session, so it's not as though the members of this panel are just saying yes. we -- i think we have had maybe three, maybe four closed
sessions particularly around local 798 and the p.o.a.'s ntracts. we're famar with the balance of these. i want to salute you and the employees relation division for all the work that you've done over these past many months, and thank you for your work with the board of supervisors. >> thank you. >> supervisor kim: thank you. so at this time, we will open it up for public comment on items 8 through 20. seeing none, public comment is now closed. >> supervisor peskin: madam chair, i would like to move em0o the full board with a positive recommendation. >> supervisor kim: and we have a motion to move that forward. without objection, those items pass. mr. clerk, are there any other items before this committee? >> clerk: there is no further business. >> supervisor kim: thank you. we are adjourned.